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I wrote this poem when I was 11, for my best friend, Eric, who was killed by a log truck when we were both 10 years old. Even though he's gone, he still lives in my heart and my mind. I know I'll see him again someday, so I just have to keep living my life to the fullest.

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kanya
i am 13 years old. when i was in the 3 grade my best friend died i know how you fill you did the right thing to you told him to get out of the street but rember it came fast so he did not fill it i cryed at your poem you have a good talet you should wright more all i have to say is WOW W OW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW SIGH KANYA COFFMAN
Stephanie
This poem was really sad and touching it reminded me of a friend of mine i lost a long time ago. Any ways great poem you are really good at writing poems keep up the good work.
marcellis
i'm so move by this poem.
Brittany
This was great. I actually was crying. I'm so sorry for what happened. I wish you luck in the future. *Hugs*

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Eric

It was a cold, windy October day,
when you died and left my world so gray.
I can still remember your last screams
and the glistening tears falling from your eyes.
I told you not to ride in the street,
but you never thought it was your end you would meet.
We saw the truck, but it was too late,
I shut my eyes to block out your fate.
I heard a thud, and then your scream,
and I prayed to God it was only a dream.
A few days later, you were put in the ground,
and I became quiet, never making a sound.
Sometimes I can't believe you're really gone,
you always swore you'd never leave me alone.
When I see all them other girls with their guys,
I feel the warm tears slide from my eyes.
If you were here, I know what I'd do,
I'd stay by your side and always be true.
I wish I could have you 'til the end of time,
but even though you're gone, you'll be forever mine.

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Samantha
i love this poem it is so sad and it makes me feel like someome uderstands me. so i give it a 10!
ayo
This poemz Great. With teas down my eyes, i lost my friend whu will be 21 in october. similar in a car crash yesterday on the A13. i wish he never went for the club party. if i could have a minuite to stop him, i would have!. hez ma boy and hiz memories will ever remain here wit me!. r. i. p ALFRED FIELD. Nuff Love hommie. AYO
gemma
this is the best poem i have ever read i have it in my book of poems and all my friends was about to cry it is very heart worming
Ceci
wow i loved it. i dont kno how it feels to loose a friend to death but to just loose a best friend as a best friend. i can only imagine what u r goin through right now. u r a good writter. it made me wanna cry and i dont even kno how it feels like. nice!. much love -Ceci
Trang
I'm really sorry to hear what happen to your friend, I know it's killing you inside, because I lost a very good, close, loving friend of mine last year July 16, 2005, that's my birthday. I was there when he left me that day and I felt useless, a bad friend to him, because I could'nt keep an eye on him. he drowned. I don't know what to say. "sorry"
pilar ann
. cheer up. he will forever be yours. how i wish i'll find someone like you who. will cry over my death. dont care if its fake tears. as long as someone cried. im off. i'll be at rest
mel
THIS IS A WONDERFUL POEM, IM 13 YEARS OLD AND HAVE LOST SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS AMOUT OF TIME THAT ARE DEAREST TO ME. OF ALL THE POEMS I HAVE READ SO FAR, THIS ON IS THE ONE THAT MADE ME CRY. I DONT REALY THIS A POEM HAS TO MAKE YOU CRY TO BE A GOOD ONE. I JUST FOUND THIS ONE. TOUCHING. IT EXPLAINS THINGS SO PLAINLY BUT I CAN REALATE TO IT TOTTALY. KEEP UP THE GREAT POEMS. -MELISSA S.
May
this poem crated vivid images in my head
Tessa
I lost my best friend Eric too. to an accidental shooting. we were only 13. I miss him so much
senem
this poem brought tears to my eyes??it gave me goosebumps and i think it was fantastic??i could actually feel the pain your were going through while writin this poem i cold feel it from haart!
B
ur poem brought tears to my eyes. i recently had a good friend pass away. unfortunatly same circumstances. it brought bak soo many memories for me. i hope u dnt mind but i shared it with some of my friends. keep writing ur great.
Krista
This really touched my heart. When I was 10 years old my brother Eric,who was my best friend died in a truck accident.
Sara
The first time i saw your poem my friend and i were talking about my crush, Eric. So we both thought it was a coincidence but after reading your poem me and my friend relized it was just what we needed. You see, we were doing a project on the word somber, and we needed a paragraph or some sort of writing that displayed the meaning of the word and your poem, along with three others, worked perfectly for the job. After reading your poem, the whole class sat silent in shock. Your poem was so moving! I'm so sorry you had to go through that. Not many people have felt that kind of loss before. I also love to write, not poems but storys and I know that the best way to display feeling is through words. I think you could go very far with your writing. Keep going!
genevieve
heya, while i'm writing this, i'm crying for you, i can totally relate to this. 8people i have knwon have died in car crashes in the last 3years, and another 3of my friends nearly lost their lives 3weeks ago,your poem tuched me in so many ways i pray for you and my friends who are waiting up in heaven for me
theresa
I really enjoyed this poem because i can relate to it because I just recently lost my best friend and I am trying so hard to deal with it and still put one foot forward. and her nickname was "ally". How ironic is that?
christina
This poems is wonderful It really touched me bacause I know it came from the heart
Pamela
i loved it because i have had something like that happen to me.
Dayna
This poem moved me in ways that i cannot describe. To many thoughts are going threw my head so many feeling swallowing my heart when i read this poem.
chloe
this is a very touching poem; you captured the moment perfectly in time.
jannie
your not the only one who lost eric many did Ali not to mention Matt. we can NEVER forget, thats hope that we will one day be reunited.
angie
this poem brang tears to my eyes the minute i read it. i lost a best pal that was named eric.
Mike
What a beautiful poem, I never lost a friend as a child, but read your poem hoping to understand the implications of such a loss, how it would impact a child so young. Through the simple elegance of your young words, I feel I know have a better understanding. Thank you for sharing. -Mike
Katie
this poem touched me soo deeply. i started crying about half way through. i could not imagine going through what you did. especially at 11 years old. this poem is incredible. keep writting. kadie
Jen
omg. that was the most moving poem I have ever read! I loved it! I am soo sorry too! I lost a friend too. She was 18 years old. I was going online to look at the carepage for her my parents told me I balled my eyes out! They were soo puffy and red! I will never ever forget her! She was my special angel from god! She was my best friend! I seriously dont know what to do with out her! May Carolynn rest in peace! R. I. P
Ellen
Wow. That was really touching, it actually made me cry. Keep writing, you're a great poet.
alli
Oh my gosh! this is the best poem i have ever read! it definatly freaked me out my best friends name is eric, but i mean hes ok and hes not sick. but we got into a HUGE fight. now i see it was stupid. thank you. this totally touched me!
Victoria
Ali. I'm very touched by your poem. Ironically your situation is very similar to mine, I lost my uncle to an automobile accident also. His name was Eric also. So when I started reading your poem, I felt a connection between your situation and mine. It was a really great poem, thank you for sharing it with the world.
Anne-Marie
This was the poem I chose for a dance assessment which demonstrated many emotions which I found very inspiring. Thankyou Ali
kassey
i kno how it feels to lose someone close to me
melanie
i really loved your story i started to cry because you made me feel like i was there living it you made the story seem so real, and thats a good thing.
Danielle
This is a sweet and sad poem that's very touching
Stephanie
I wish you all the best
unknown
Hey that is a very touching poem. It brought tears 2 my eyes. I lost one of my best friends a little more than 6 months ago 2-29-04. Some guy that was on drugs hit her head on about 1/2 mile from her house. I love you and miss you S00000 much Sara Jane, I know ill c ya n heaven b4 2 long i cant wait 2 hear you say my name again!
taylor
wow that is amazing you are truly an amazing person. i am sorry for the loss of what sounds like a great person. God be with you always
Emma
A nice poem. Made me look back to loosing my best pal jo a couple of moths ago who was also run over. Well written an it took me back for which i thank you again.
misty
this poem was very sad and i cried. and yeah thats it
sara
when i read this poem it brought tears to my eyes, when i was 11 my best friend was killed by a drunk driver in a very tragic accident, thanx and i could totally relate
Tiffany
i love it . i miss him to
karen
Your poem really touched me. Its really great!
sara
I love this poem it made me cry!
Lani
This poem is good. It made me cry alot when I read your poem. It reminded me of me I lost my boyfriend. And it is short of alike cuz when I see girls with other guys I feel like well you know. Well I really love your poem. Bye!
christopher
this poem was really sad when u say that your friend died in a car crash and u really liked him. i for one thing am really sorry u lost him in a car crash.
michelle
When I read the title I had to read it as it instantly reminded me of last April 28th 2003 when my 12 yr old son Had to witness his best friend being killed by a via rail train and just barely making it off himself. I can remember that day so clear. I remember the phone call I got I remember the sreaming of my son and everything else that day and still. I read it because really I do not know what it is that my son feels still, I know he is not the same to this day. I read it to see if I was able to get an insite of how another person in the same age catagory dealt with a trauma of the loss of a friend!you've sure touched my heart, and my thoughts are with you. Michelle
CHAS
I LOST MY BEST FRIEND ASHLEY NOT TO LONG AGO, AND I KNOW WHERE YOUR COMING FROM. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW YOUR POEM TOUCHED ME IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY
Rose
This poem really touched me. She must have lost something great. I loved this poem and hope she continues to write.
Chad
This was a beautiful poem. I have a friend named Eric who nearly died in a car accident a while ago. Your a sweet girl and God Bless You!
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